Diary

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1877, November 22nd, Thursday

Married Miss Harbidge of Elfordern to Mr Haddon of Cheltenham at St Philip and St James’s. Bell, Rosa, Frank and Sophie Smith came into Oxford. Returned same evening. Frank’s portrait taken at Hills and Saunders.

The marriage certificate shows Miss Harbidge’s address as “Elfordern” Bradmore Road. Stevens and his family lived in Bradmore Road, Oxford, from 1872 until they moved to Sibford in 1874.

1877, November 24th, Saturday

Returned to Oxford. Brought out from Banbury Miss S Dix and for part of way Mr Elley. Mr Hale farmer of Swalcliffe overtook us and relieved me of Mr Elley.

John Harris’s (carrier) cart upset at Burdrop down the bank this evening. Boy John Young had charge of it and pulled wrong rein. Horse not injured. Martha Spicer and her young man who were inside were somewhat hurt the former especially being considerably bruised by luggage falling on top of her. No bones broken. Miss Sarah Dix’s box was made into matchwood. John Harris brought her clothes, books, etc tied up in an apron.

Returned to Oxford – presumably intending from.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.